Rose of Sharon is a common name, a biblical name, that has been applied to several different species of flowering plants that are valued in different parts of the world. The name’s colloquial application has been used as an example of the lack of precision of common names, which can potentially cause confusion. “Rose of Sharon” has also become a frequently used catch phrase in lyrics and verse.
- In The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Rose of Sharon (often called “Rosasharn”) is a major character, the eldest daughter of the Joad family and the sister of the protagonist Tom Joad. In nature the Rose of Sharon was found to survive the adverse conditions of the Dust Bowl just like Steinbeck’s character.
- The Rose of Sharon is referenced in the Killswitch Engage song “Rose of Sharyn” from their 2004 album The End of Heartache.
Things are what they are! monos en theos ††††† jas L
3 thoughts on “Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #894 – A Rose of Sharon is a Rosasharn is a Rose of Sharyn!”
This is really beautiful Jim. I love Rosasharn!
Laura……thanx, I too love the blooms but have a love hate with the shrub itself. It is a constant battle to keep its invasive nature in check. But now that I think about it, it is kind of like my nature. Maybe I could class this as a self portrait?……jas L
ha! Self portrait. You know…that’s not a bad idea for a challenge. For people to post a “self-portrait” that’s not their body but something that they think represents them and why.